3903 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 388-3417
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Staff and Contact Information

The Reverend Dr. Kate Cress, Rector
Canon James Paul Buonemani, Artistic Director & Organist-Choirmaster
Dr. Tom Mueller, Associate Organist

Justin Baker, Communications & Concert Manager
Mike Irizarry, Brochure Design
Bill Vestal, Artistic Director, Sundays Live

3903 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California   90010

Saint James Music Office: 213/388-3015

Email: GreatMusic@SaintJamesLA.org



We are located in the Wilshire Center district of Los Angeles, two blocks west of Western Avenue. Ramp accessible.

Metro Purple Line: Wilshire/Western station, then walk two blocks west.

Street parking available with additional free concert parking at 3926 Wilshire Blvd. across from the front of the church.

About Great Music

Welcome to Great Music at Saint James


For the past twenty-three years we have been honored to host many of the most distinguished organists from throughout the world. This season we welcome American organists Malcolm Matthews, Joshua Stafford, Isabelle Demers and Alcee Chriss, as well as French organist Jean-Baptiste Robin and Spanish organist Raúl Prieto-Ramírez.

We invite you to experience great organ music played on the David John Falconer Memorial Organ (originally built in 1911 for St. Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Los Angeles, by Murray M. Harris). Comprising over 5,000 pipes in total, the organ is an important part of Los Angeles musical history and takes its place among the country’s most important and magnificent instruments.

These recitals are offered as a gift to the community free of charge, and we are grateful to the Ahmanson Foundation and our Friends of Great Music for their continuing support.


The semi-professional Choir of Saint James distinguished itself in 1996 as the first American Choir to have sung in performance with the Choir of Westminster Abbey, London. They have since completed four tours of the British Isles and are pleased to offer the Los Angeles community the uniquely Anglican service of Evensong in the style of the great English Cathedrals on the second Sunday of the month at 4:30 PM. Freewill offering.


Patterned after the ever-popular service of Nine Lessons and Carols originating from King’s College, Cambridge, England, the Choir of Saint James offers this service in anticipation of Christmas on 8 December 2019. Freewill offering.

About LACMA SundaysLIVE

Beginning in 1948 at Exposition Park and presented for the past 29 years at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA Sundays Live now takes up residence at St. James in-the-City! Chamber, orchestral, choral and solo artists from Southern California and around the globe will continue their free concert offerings at 6:00 pm. Together, our International Laureates Organ Series and LACMA Sundays Live will make every Sunday at St. James in-the-City an inspirational concert destination at 6:00 pm. LACMA Sundays Live is made possible by the Colburn Foundation in memory of Ed Elelman,and the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust. For live streaming, please visit sundayslive.org, and for weekly downloads, visit kusc.org and click on Radio/On Demand.

This Month's Live Stream

Aug 2 | 6:00 PM

This was a live-streamed video broadcast. Click the video to replay the stream.

Encore from January 5, 2019


This encore edition of Sundays Live features a performance by The Thies-Micarelli-Byers Trio with music by Antonín Dvořák and Johannes Brahms. Performance originally recorded at Saint James’ in the City on January 5, 2020.

Aug 9 | 6:00 PM

Encore from November 17, 2019


Carlos Benetó and Juanjo Serna (trumpets), Manuel Pérez (horn), Indalecio Bonet (trombone), Sergio Finca (tuba), with GUEST ARTIST Tom Mueller (organ), perform works by Bach, Daquin, Bernstein, and Gabrieli.


Aug 16 | 6:00 PM

Encore from November 24, 2019


Pianist Andrew Brownell performs Handel: Suite No. 5 in E major, HWV 430; Debussy: Three Préludes, from Book I; and Chopin: Two Mazurkas; Nocturne, Opus 62, No. 1; Two Etudes; and Fantasie in F minor, Opus 49.


Aug 23 | 6:00 PM

Encore from December 29, 2019


Continuing the celebration of Beethoven's birthday, members of the Hollywood Piano Trio – Roberto Cani (violin), Robert deMaine (cello), and Inna Faliks (piano) – will perform Arensky’s Trio No. 1 in D minor, Opus 32, and Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat, Opus 97, “Archduke.”


Aug 30 | 6:00 PM

Encore from October 1, 2017


Johannes Möller’s close collaboration with the Argentinean guitarist Laura Fraticelli has resulted in a unique form of musical expression. Their emotional playing style as well as their strong connection and stage presence make their performances unforgettable events.

Duo Möller-Fraticelli have performed throughout Europe, North and South America as well as on radio and TV. The Duo have recorded the works of Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) for the Naxos label. In addition to the works of Mertz, their repertoire includes Argentinean tangos original composed for guitar duo as well as their own original compositions.